Finding Grace

Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

gracesgirlsSeventy four year-old Ma Grace Masuku is a community health worker with a mission. She works with young women in South Africa’s rural areas, passing on the traditional knowledge she learned from her grandmother to encourage entrepreneurship and self respect. While South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world on women’s rights, 150 women are raped every day, HIV/AIDS is killing a fifth of all young women, and one in four are unemployed. And the rural areas are hardest hit. “You know we are so rural,” says Grace, “if we don’t just stand up and do things for ourselves, we will die.”

Production: Durga Shaki Films

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Finding Grace
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